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Happy Birthday, George Lucas!

Filmmaker George Lucas was born on May 14, 1944. Best known for creating the Star Wars and Indiana Jones franchises, Lucas is an influential figure in Hollywood and throughout the galaxy. In celebration of his birthday, here are some books about Lucas's life and legacy.


	George Lucas : a life
George Lucas : a life
by Brian Jay Jones

The best-selling author of Jim Henson: The Biography traces the story of the man behind such blockbuster franchises as Star Wars and Indiana Jones, offering insight into the challenges he overcame and his influential legacy. 

	The cinema of George Lucas
The cinema of George Lucas
by Marcus Hearn

Citing the eminent filmmaker's significant contributions to the movie industry since the inception of the Star Wars series, a tribute to Lucas's vision draws on exclusive interviews and unique access to the Lusasfilm archives to survey some of his most significant achievements.

	The making of Star Wars : the definitive story behind the original film : based on the lost interviews from the official Lucasfilm archives
The making of Star Wars : the definitive story behind the original film : based on the lost interviews from the official Lucasfilm archives
by J. W. Rinzler

Coinciding with the thirtieth anniversary of the first Star Wars film and including long-lost interviews and photos, a title penned by a Lucasfilm staff member uncovers the challenges and dramas behind the creation of a movie that changed filmmaking forever. 
Droidmaker : George Lucas and the digital revolution
Droidmaker : George Lucas and the digital revolution
by Michael Rubin

The inside story of George Lucas, his intensely private company, and their work to revolutionize filmmaking. In the process, they made computer history. Discover the birth of Pixar, digital video editing, videogame avatars, high definition television, THX sound, and a host of other icons of the media age. Lucas and his friend Francis Coppola were not only central to the renaissance of independent film, but they both played pivotal roles in the universe of entertainment technologies we see everyday.

	Star wars : the annotated screenplays : Star wars--a new hope, The empire strikes back, Return of the Jedi
Star wars : the annotated screenplays : Star wars--a new hope, The empire strikes back, Return of the Jedi
by Laurent Bouzereau

Provides the complete screenplays of the three Star Wars films, and provides background information about how the scripts were developed.

	The star wars
The star wars
by J. W Rinzler

Collects the official comic adaptation of the original rough-draft screenplay for "Star Wars" by George Lucas.

	Star wars and history
Star wars and history
by Nancy Ruth Reagin

Including photos from the Lucasfilm Image Archives, this first book devoted to analyzing the actual historical events in our past that influenced the sci-fi blockbuster explores the major historical turning points, heroes and villains in human history and their impact on the Star Wars saga.

	The world according to Star Wars
The world according to Star Wars
by Cass R Sunstein

A celebration of George Lucas' iconic series as it relates to history, politics, law, economics, parenthood and culture, written by a Harvard legal scholar and former White House advisor, explores the films' wildly unanticipated success and the universal lessons they impart about freedom of choice.

	How Star Wars conquered the universe : the past, present, and future of a multibillion dollar franchise
How Star Wars conquered the universe : the past, present, and future of a multibillion dollar franchise
by Chris Taylor

A veteran journalist traces the popular movie series from the difficult creation of the original film through its sequels, the franchise's death and rebirth, the prequels and the preparations for a new trilogy, providing portraits of the friends, writers, artists, producers and marketers who labored behind the scenes to turn George Lucas' idea into a legend. 

	The princess diarist
The princess diarist
by Carrie Fisher

The best-selling author of Postcards From the Edge and Hollywood icon best known for her Star Wars role shares interconnected essays exploring her life as the child of Tinseltown royalty, adventures on the sets of Star Wars and struggles with bipolar disorder.
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